Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Life Jackets?

I came across the below article online, and it angered me. First, my thoughts go out to the Harrelson family on the loss of a good man.

My second thought was, "where were the life jackets??????"



"On Friday, Harrelson, 65, and five other men from his church took a group of special-needs children fishing on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County. Authorities with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said at around 11:30 a.m., a 16-year-old in Harrelson's boat either jumped or fell in the water. Harrelson went after him. Neither was wearing a life jacket."

Where were the life jackets? You take a group of kids out on the water....special needs kids, at that (though it is unknown what type of special needs they were), and none of them are wearing life jackets?

The loss of a good man could have been prevented merely by following common sense water safety practices.

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